I believe that the Bible is very clear that there is one great adversary of God and of His people, and that adversary is the devil, or Satan. The original name for the devil is Lucifer, and apparently he was a very powerful angel.   There are references to Satan and his angels, so we do know that other angels followed him; but there is only one referred to as “the devil” who is our ancient foe. He still is very powerful; but his days are numbered.  He was defeated by Christ at the cross.  The power of death, which Satan had, has been annulled by Christ in His death. His end is sure: He will eventually find his portion in the lake of fire.  After that, there will be no more Satan or demons.   Thus, I would tell you that no other angel will rise up in the same way, though many did follow him in his rebellion, and these too will end in the lake of fire.

Now, there are many names given to Satan: “the prince of this world,” “the god of this world,” and “the prince of the power of the air,” all referring to one who is the devil or Satan. Other names found in Scripture include “the devil”, “the tempter”, “the accuser of the brethren”, “the dragon, that old serpent”, “the enemy of our souls”, and “the wicked one”. These all refer to Satan, “the devil,” and there is only one devil referred to in the Bible.  All these names refer to that one who opposes God and His people, and will do so until the end times, after the Great Day of the Lord.  To read about the final history of spiritual wickedness “in high places,” please consider Revelation 20, 1-3, “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” After that thousand year period of time, the devil is loosed, but in verse 10 we read, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”  So, wickedness has its end in the Lake of Fire.

Now, do we need fear the devil and his angels?  If you are a Christian, having trusted Christ as your Savior, then we need not fear that the devil can take away our salvation, or remove us from the loving care of our Father in heaven.  In Romans 8:38-39, we have this assurance: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

In Job chapter 1, we see an Old Testament account that tells us that Satan is not free to vex the children of God at will.  On the day when Satan came before God and wished to test Job, God set the following limits in verse 12, “And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”

Now, for the born-again Christian, the Scriptures do show us that while he cannot rob us of our salvation, Satan’s power is very great, and that we need to be prepared for his attacks.  Satan desires to rob Christians of their joy, if he cannot rob us of salvation, and this he does by discouraging and intimidating believers.  His ultimate goal is to oppose the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and frustrate the efforts of God’s people, the church.  In Ephesians 6, we read about God’s provision for believers—the whole armor of God, which we take up through His Word, the Bible.  We read in Ephesians 6:10-18, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints….”  (380.2)  (SF)